Undergraduate work placement program
Students are required to undertake a minimum of 12 weeks approved practical experience outside of normal class time in Australia or overseas. The practical experience component may be a combination of engineering and general practical experience, but must consist of at least six weeks of industry experience under the supervision of a qualified engineer.
Once practical experience is undertaken and the academic requirements of the degree are met, students are considered to have completed the requirements of their engineering program. Undertaking a period of practical experience means that not only do students graduate with on-the-job experience, they also qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia, the national engineering accreditation body.
Examples of student work placement projects•
- Drill and Blast Design
- Ventilation Modelling
- Open Pit Design and Optimisation
- Cost Modelling
- Operational Metrics Analysis
- Assessment of Strategic Plans
- students can bring current knowledge and best practice to your company
- potential for using unpaid experience period as training for new staff
- potential to conduct projects that resources were not available for
Company work placement listing template
Please fill in this template for you work experience listing. Other/ existing formats can be used if they include the same required information.
Unpaid work and Fair Work laws
Under Australian workplace laws, there can be a question about the legitimacy of unpaid work arrangements.
Useful resources can be found at www.fairwork.gov.au/how-we-will-help/templates-and-guides/fact-sheets/unpaid-work/unpaid-work